Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.24
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Slippery Rock University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

A student representative serves on SRU's 12-member Council of Trustees that governs the University. Its members are nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate serving a term of six (6) years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. At least two (2) members of the group are alumni of the institution and one (1) member is a full-time undergraduate student.

All students (graduate and undergraduate) can also participate in electing representatives to the Student Government Association(SGA). The SGA routinely meets with the President to discuss issues of concern. Students also participate in governance of Student Housing through elected membership in the Residence Hall Association.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

All staff other than managers are represented by unions. Their contracts assure shared governance. Elected peer representatives routinely meet with university representatives to discuss governance issues.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

All faculty are represented by a union. Their contract assures shared governance. Elected peer representatives routinely meet with university representatives to discuss governance issues


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations No
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Slippery Rock University is committed to shared-governance. Faculty, staff and students are involved on all major internal institutional committees and commissions including; Strategic Planning; Budgeting; and the President's Commissions for: Disability; Women; Sustainability; Wellness; GISO and Race and Ethnicity. Leadership for students, faculty, staff and management have access to and meet regularly with the president.

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